​ BBC Discounted ​Salaries: Grade 11/SM1/SM2​

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

In light of your response to my Freedom of Information request ref: RFI20141324 I am requesting the following information:

Does "a discount of 50-80% against total direct remuneration in the commercial sector" apply to staff on grades 11, SM1 and SM2?

If a discount does apply, by BBC Division, how many staff in each of grades 11, SM1 and SM2 fall into the following bands:
- direct remuneration reduced by 50-59%,
- direct remuneration reduced by 60-69%,
- direct remuneration reduced by 70-79%,
- direct remuneration reduced by 80% or more,
- direct remuneration reduced by any other percentage (please state).

Yours faithfully,

S Craig

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear S Craig

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 7th September 2014. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20141443

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
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201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear S Craig

 

Freedom of Information request – RFI20141443

 

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the
Act”) dated 7^th September 2014.

 

I apologise but we are currently not in a position to respond to your
request.

 

I sincerely apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may
cause you.  I would like to take this opportunity to assure you that your
request is a priority as it is late.

 

Kind regards,

 

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

 

 

 

 

Dear FOI Enquiries,

This request is overdue.

Yours faithfully,

S Craig

Dear FOI Enquiries,

The BBC should have responded by 3 October.

When will you answer my request?

Yours sincerely,

S Craig

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear S Craig,

Thank you for your email. We would like to sincerely apologise for the continued delay in responding to your FOI request and any inconvenience this may have caused. We are working as expeditiously as possible to provide you with a response and hope to do so soon.

Yours sincerely,

Information Policy and Compliance

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

Your response to this request is overdue.

When will the BBC answer my request?

Yours faithfully,

S Craig

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of British Broadcasting Corporation's handling of my FOI request '​ BBC Discounted ​Salaries: Grade 11/SM1/SM2​'.

A response is now long overdue to my request which was submitted four months ago.

The BBC has failed to even acknowledged my reminder of 23 November 2015.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

S Craig

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear S. Craig,

Thank you for your email. I apologise but we are currently not in a position to respond to your request. By way of update, we are progressing through the steps necessary to respond to your request.
We endeavour to provide you with a response soon.

We would like to take this opportunity to assure you that we are dealing with your request as expeditiously as our resources permit. I sincerely apologise for the continued delay and for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Yours sincerely

The Information Policy and Compliance Team

Information Policy and Compliance
Room BC2 B6 Broadcast Centre White City Wood Lane London W12 7TS
Tel: 020 8008 0183
Ext:80183

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear S Craig,

We have received your request for an internal review relating to RFI20141443. The information you requested was about Discounted Salaries.  Your request for an internal review was received 3 January 2015.  We shall deal with the review as promptly as possible and, at the latest, within 20 working days. 

If you have any queries please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your internal review is IR2015001

BBC Information Policy and Compliance    
BC2B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane,
London, W12 7TP

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi/
Email: [BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2883
Fax: 020 8008 2398

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear S Craig,

 

We write further to your request for internal review dated 3^rd January
2015, and attach the BBC’s decision in this matter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

 

BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

[1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2][BBC request email]

 

Tel: 020 8008 2882

 

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Marshall,

Thank you for your internal review and your confirmation that the BBC would be in a position to respond to my request within two weeks.

I would like to bring to your attention that two weeks have now passed but the BBC has yet to provide a response to my request.

Would you please investigate why the BBC has failed to adhere to its own deadline.

I would remind the BBC that it is already well outside the statutory timeframe for answering my request.

Yours sincerely,

S Craig

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of British Broadcasting Corporation's handling of my FOI request '​ BBC Discounted ​Salaries: Grade 11/SM1/SM2​'.

I submitted my request more than six months ago.

In his internal review of 23 January 2015 Mr Marshall said that the BBC
expected to answer my request in two weeks. Over a month has
passed since then but the BBC has not responded.

I sent a reminder on 11 February 2015 but received no acknowledgement.

When does the BBC intend to answer my FOI request?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

S Craig

Nicolette Myrie, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear S Craig,

Thank you  for your email, in relation to your FOI request about BBC Discounted Salaries (Reference: RFI20141443). We would like to apologise for the contined delay in providng you with a response to your request and the inconvienence this has caused. If you are unhappy with the way in which your request has been handled you can appeal to the Information Commissioner. Contact details are: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF telephone 01625 545 700. http://www.ico.gov.uK

Kind Regards,

Information Policy and Compliance

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP, UK

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: mailto:[BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2883
Fax: 020 8008 2398

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Complaint made to the ICO.

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Craig,

                

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20141443.

 

Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in providing you with
this response.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

Room BC2 A4

Broadcast Centre

White City

London

W12 7TS

UK

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2]mailto:[BBC request email]

 

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

Thank you for your response which does not answer the question asked.

I repeat my request but am clarifying it in light of the information the BBC did provide:
- Grade 11 staff are exempt from discounts,
- Executive Board salaries are subject to discounts,
- Some 3% of salaries are not discounted despite the commitment,
- Some 12% of salaries are not discounted within the committed range.

How many staff in each of Executive Board, and SM1 and SM2 (by division) fall into the following bands:
- paid in excess of commercial sector
- paid at commercial sector rate
- direct remuneration reduced by 1-9%
- direct remuneration reduced by 10-19%
- direct remuneration reduced by 20-29%
- direct remuneration reduced by 30-39%
- direct remuneration reduced by 40-49%
- direct remuneration reduced by 50-59%
- direct remuneration reduced by 60-69%
- direct remuneration reduced by 70-79%
- direct remuneration reduced by 80-89%
- direct remuneration reduced by 90-99%

For clarity,
- at what rate is the comparison with the commercial sector set, for example, median, average or top of the comparator scale;
- what is the BBC's definition of "commercial public sector," the stated comparator in the Annual Accounts.

Yours sincerely,

S Craig

S Craig left an annotation ()

Complaint accepted by the ICO. An investigation is underway.

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear S. Craig,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 19th April 2015. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20150640

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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S Craig left an annotation ()

The ICO has written to the BBC directing it to provide a review of its handling of this request within 20 days.

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

2 Attachments

Dear Mr Craig,

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20150640.

 

Yours sincerely

 

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

Room BC2 A4

Broadcast Centre

White City

London

W12 7TS

UK

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2]mailto:[BBC request email]

 

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Pictures\BBC.png

 

 

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

Thank you for answering my requests after the Office of the Information Commissioner pursued them on my behalf.

It is interesting to note that your responses admit that 24% of Senior Management salaries are not discounted as per the well-advertised schedule of discounts.

Yours sincerely,

S Craig

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